This week's focus: Action
Beginnings are a gift from God. Every morning when the sun comes up, we have the opportunity to start fresh and put into practice the lessons learned from our yesterdays. The clean slate of a brand-new day should inspire us to live better.
New Year’s Resolutions are a perfect example of our desire to take advantage of beginnings as we imagine the best version of ourselves. We sit down and contemplate what we want to do, who we want to become, where we want to go, and what we want to change. It’s exciting to think of how things could be, but in order to have a life well lived, contemplation must be followed by action. God has put each of His children into service and requires us to be participants and not just spectators.
As Christians, the greatest commendation we can hope to receive from Jesus is, “well done, my good and faithful servant.” Not “well said” or “well thought,” but “well done.” Faith is active and demands us to be doers of the word, not observers.
It’s an honor to be ambassadors for the Lord. He chose us to be His hands and feet and His light bearers. May this new year inspire us to represent Him well by letting our light shine before others so that they may see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven (see Matthew 5:16).
by: Jennifer McAlister, Communications, My Faith Votes
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
Pray: Father, thank you for considering us faithful by putting us into service. Help us to remember that everything we do in Your Name, no matter how big or small, is noticed by You. Thank you for being our great reward.
Think: “Well done” is a far greater compliment than “well said.”
Act: If You are someone who wants to do something in your community to influence our nation for the Lord, please consider joining the My Faith Votes team by becoming an Action Partner.
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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